Sport Ireland Campus – Sustainability in the making

Who’s doing it? Sport Ireland has launched its ‘Masterplan Vision‘, an ambitious blueprint for the growth of its Campus over the next 15–20 years. What does Sport Ireland’s masterplan cover? In addition to strengthening the Campus as Ireland’s centre of national sporting excellence and support, maximising community relevance and participation will also be prioritised. Sustainability […]

Impact 3 Zero + Meath Sport

Meath sport and sustainability

What’s happening? Impact 3 Zero are delighted to announce that we will be promoting sustainability through grassroots sport in Co. Meath in partnership with Meath Local Sports Partnership and Meath County Council. In doing so, Meath LSP will be the first Local Sports Partnership in Ireland to develop a county-wide sustainability programme. Why is Meath […]

BASIS 2022 Awards – Celebrating sustainable sport

Who’s doing it? For a decade, BASIS (British Association for Sustainable Sport) has championed sport’s power to guide society towards environmental and social sustainability. On Tuesday 1st November, BASIS hosted its annual awards event at Chelsea FC’s Stamford Bridge stadium, celebrating those clubs and organisations putting sustainability at the heart of their activities.  What did […]

Sport & Fossil Fuel Sponsorship – A Changing Dynamic

What’s happening? The relationship between sport and sponsoring fossil fuel companies has historically been one of mutual convenience. The flow of game-supporting revenue, in return for a ‘licence to operate’ in sport’s passion-filled environments. With increased awareness of the climate crisis and its social impacts, a different conversation is emerging. One with profound implications for […]

Railway Union Football Club – Sustainability starts with community

Who’s doing it? Railway Union Football Club, a south Dublin-based community soccer club, is committed to taking meaningful action towards a sustainable future. With around 70 volunteers supporting 400 predominantly youth players, this reinvigorated Irish club is showing that grassroots sport can play a key role in driving environmental and social change. What are they […]

Northern Irish Football: Pursuing a sustainable future

Who’s doing it? The Irish Football Association is committed to building a sustainable future for Northern Irish football. The first half-year review of the association’s corporate strategy for 2022-27 shows positive progress across a host of key areas. What are they doing? Launched in January 2022, ‘A Roadmap for Football’ covers all aspects and levels […]

Bristol sport: Joining forces for sustainability

Who’s doing it? Bristol’s leading sports clubs have joined forces under a wide-ranging environmental sustainability initiative. ‘Project Whitebeam’ encompasses Bristol Sport’s three affiliated entities based at Ashton Gate stadium – Bristol City (EFL Championship), Bristol Bears (Premiership Rugby) and Bristol Flyers (British Basketball). What are they doing? Under the initiative, all three clubs have signed […]

Georgie Kelly: A striking impact

Who’s doing it? Georgie Kelly is a man accustomed to seeking out challenges.  As a professional footballer and UCD environmental masters student, Georgie is on a mission to achieve, both on and off the pitch. What’s happening? Georgie is one of a growing number of high-profile athletes, using their platform to raise awareness of critical […]

Scope F – Impact x 100

Who’s doing it? Planet League is a behaviour-tech entertainment platform, using the power of sport to drive action on climate change.  Partnering with 72 professional football clubs in the UK and placing education programmes in over 500 schools, it has inspired over 77,000 positive climate actions from football fans.  What have they done? Planet League […]

Budgeting for Sustainability in 2023

Sustainabil,ity finance and budgeting for sport in ireland in 2023

It’s been impossible to miss the climate crisis’s growing impacts during the past fortnight. With extreme temperatures hitting Europe, major sporting events were affected in ways we highlighted in a piece last week. The Irish government is locked in negotiations about emissions targets for the agri-industry and even the two hopefuls in the Conservative Party […]